mile (3725) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, small and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and faint - light smokiness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint smokiness and with faint sourness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and smokiness with faint - light sourness. OK aroma but flavor/finish has more caramel than smokiness with weird notes of sourness. Really nothing special.
Theydon_Bois (15936) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Luken Lickers, RBWG day II, Friday 20/02/15 ... dont miss the buse bus, dont chug the mead @Yasmine.
Chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is smoked malt, toffee, nutty vibes, earthy.
Taste comprises smoke, toffee, dates, dirt, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok smoked number.
Rulymel (262) - SPAIN - SEP 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
More like a classic brune than smoke. Sweet toasted malts, sugar and just a little bit of smoke. Not what I expected.
nearbeer (4671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle gushes for a half minute on opening. Pours nearly opaque copper-brown with a lasting thin disc of foam. Nose has a front of caramel apple with some backing of smoked meat and Band-Aid. Tastes of caramel, oxidized apple and cherry with an undercurrent of smoke. Long finish has some nice touches of smoky sweetness along with some dry grass and chocolate. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and a good balance.
andrepintado (2467) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Color is dark. Head is medium. Medium bitternes, low sweetness. Aroma is quite chocolaty and light smoke.
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber brown color, medium tan head. Aroma has burning straw, burnt caramel, toast. Taste is sweet, malty, some and dark fruit.
kerenmk (3814) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a smoked beer tasting at our place. Dark brown with a beige head. Malty and very faint smokiness in the nose, alcoholic, sweet and a little smoky taste. Medium body, a little acetone and a little smoky finish.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hazy reddish amber. Aroma of caramel, toast, some chocolate, a bit of cardboard, mild smokiness and a fruity touch. Sweet flavor, pretty smoky, with caramel, a fruity touch, some toast, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Lueken’s Liquors during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Amber with beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY.Deep amber pour, aroma of caramel malts, wisp of peaty smoke. Caramel malt backbone. Easy drinking, smoke is nice, not too big or dominant.